Gulf Coast senators offer bill to share Sale 181 revenues

Six US senators from Gulf Coast states introduced Mar. 8 a bipartisan bill to direct a portion of offshore oil and gas revenues from the Gulf of Mexico to Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas.The measure by Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.), Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was a response to S. 2253, a bill reported out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to open up to 3.6 million acres in the eastern gulf to federal oil and gas leasing.The senators’ bill would share 50% of revenue generated by leases in the so-called Sale 181 area with the coastal producing states. Such coa...

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